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The PokerSnowie Video Quiz series aims to answer the question: "what is the right play?" It is a set of poker coaching videos presented by French professional poker player Sharp. In each video, Sharp sets up an interesting hand in the "Scenarios" tool of PokerSnowie and explains how to analyse the situation and learn from PokerSnowie's advice, based on the Game Theory Optimal model.

PokerSnowie Video Quiz: Continuation bet out of position

What is the optimal Cbet percentage in GTO?

Following a number of preflop theory Video quizzes, Sharp is starting a new 4 week series on flop play. How to play GTO on the flop? What to do when in position and out of position? When is it correct to Cbet, Donk Bet or Probe Bet and when it is not?

The first video of the series is on the continuation bet out of position.
Before watching, try to answer the question of the Quiz:

Pre flop, Hero opens with AJs from UTG and the player in middle position calls. Hero flops top pair with a good kicker; should he rather:

  1. Cbet Pot
  2. Cbet for half pot
  3. Check Fold
  4. Check Call
  5. Check Raise

Find out in the Video below

Johannes

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Sharp is a French maths postgraduate and a probability engineer turned professional backgammon player in 1999. French number 1 for 4 years, having won all the largest Backgammon tournament titles, he moved on to Poker in 2004. He has since then built an impressive record and stands amongst the best French MTT players. Nowadays Sharp spends most of his time coaching and producing coaching videos, in particular for poker-academie.com, where he is one of the lead instructors.

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This was another thought-provoking quiz. I think I've been overplaying AJ recently (I keep thinking too much about my actual hand instead of my range, grrrr), so this was very timely for me. Thanks a lot Sharp!
Hello Arty, I am happy you got some inspiration from my videos.
CBet half pot min?
Merci ;)
De rien, merci à toi :)
hi sharp and thank for the great video once again. i have aquestion for you, pokersnowie range advice preflop from sb and bb when button opens must be way wrong in real wrong, isnt it? because snowie thinks button opens 42% while most players opens 55% so what do you think the optimal range advice is now take into consideration this? thank you
hi Alex, Thank you for your feedback, I am happy you liked my video. I think Snowie advices are quite optimal in matter of blind defense and I would not recommend to defend with a larger range since playing in position is the key in poker. True most opponents are opening with a larger range from the button than Pre Flop Advisor but most of them are also opening with a smaller sizing. Optimal blind defense frequency depends mainly of the sizing of the opening. For example against a mini raise on the button, Button is risking 2BB to win 1,5BB. It means both blinds should defend 43% to be sure the button doesn't profit by opening any two cards. In that situation, Poker Snowie advises to defend around 20% from the small blind and 70% from the big blind. That is largely enough to not be exploitable. If you are interested, I will do those math more in details in a future video for various opening size from the button.
hi sharp and thank you for your reply, i mostly ment that our 3bet range should be way larger than snowie recommends not our defending range. but let me express my question better. snowie range advice fro sb vs bu min raise is 75% fold 13% call and 12% raise and from bb 26% 64% 10% and lets assume that this is the exact optimal 100% correct ranges when someone opens bu 42%, now my question is what are the optimal ranges(%) when someone opens 55% bu and how we can find them. thank you
Hello Alex, Thanks for your precisions, let me try to express my answer better. 1/ Pre Flop Advisor suggests opening 42% on the button. That doesn’t mean Snowie’s evaluations are solely based on this opening range. Please watch my very next video. I discuss this in a similar situation. 2/ GTO is a whole balance; it is very difficult to calculate where should be the new equilibrium if one player is unbalanced. And that would also means that we assume this villain would be balance in all other areas. 3/ Calculating this new equilibrium will also depends of other factors (opening size, stack size, rake) 4/ Snowie advices in blinds defend both with calls and 3bets are non exploitable and I think very efficient even against a button who is opening with a wider range than 42%. 5/ If your question is how to exploit someone who is opening to often from the button, there are multiple strategies. Against some opponents we should 3bet more often against some others we should call more often.